Katsuyori Shibata, who has not competed since 2017 due to a subdural hematoma injury, made his in-ring return during today’s NJPW G1 CLIMAX 31 Finals event.

Shibata faced off against Zack Sabre Jr, in a 5 minute exhibition match under UWF Rules, with the match going to a time limit draw. Post-match, Shibata and Sabre Jr shook hands, with Shibata stating that the next time he does anything, it will be an actual match.